I bought some firewood and had it delivered to my house. In the process of backing into the spot to dump the wood, the truck fell into an abandoned septic tank (of which I had no knowledge) and had to be pulled out by a large wrecker (very expensive).
The driver says that I must pay the bill because I directed him where to drive nad dump the wood. I told him to dump where he had the year before (this is the second time he has delivered wood to my house), so that part of his statement is true. The only problem would be that he "turned into" where he thought he should dump too early and therefore not only dumped it in the wrong spot but fell into the hole. The previous year he backed into and dumped where he was supposed to with no issues.
I called my home owners insurance company about them paying for the towing but recieved a letter back stating that I could not be held liable for something I had no knowledge of. The insurance company will only pick up the tab if I was negligent. The driver wants to take me to small claims court, and I had offered to pay for half of the towing but no go. I also suspect he has no insurance at all to pay for anything. Who should be paying the towing bill. Thanks.